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J Am Chem Soc. 2003 Aug 6;125(31):9304-5.

Epicocconone, a novel fluorescent compound from the fungus epicoccumnigrum.

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  • 1Departments of Chemistry and Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia.


Epicocconone represents a new class of natural fluorescent probes based on a polyketide skeleton isolated from the fungus Epicoccum nigrum. Epicocconone is a small, cell permeable natural product with a high molar absorbtivity and a long Stokes' shift that will be useful in biotechnological applications.

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